Hall of Famers command respect whether they are from the 1920s or 1990s. Learn who are the legendary great pitchers, catchers, infielders and outfielders in this section.
Jackie Robinson became famouse for breaking the color barrier in professional baseball. He became Rookie of the Year for the Brooklyn Dodgers in 1947. In this section, you can learn about the legendary career of Jackie Robinson.
Warren Spahn was often the only decent pitcher on over two decades' worth of Braves lineups. He led the league in wins a record eight times, and in complete games a record nine times.Learn more about this Hall of Fame pitcher.
The rules of baseball have remained relatively stable throughout this century. Off the field, however, revolutionary changes have taken place, and no man had a greater impact on what happened to baseball than Branch Rickey. His biggest fight was to integrate baseball.
Second baseman Red Schoendienst together with Marty Marion formed one of baseball's best double-play team-ups in the 1950s. Learn about his game-winning home run in the 14th inning of the All-Star Game and return to the game after serious illness.
Ralph Kiner has a home run ratio second only to Babe Ruth's. He even had films taken of his own swing in order to spot flaws, and took hours of extra batting practice. Learn more about this Hall of Fame hitter complete with statistics.
Happy Chandler's greatest contribution to the game of baseball was his work towards integrating the game. You can learn more about this Hall of Fame commissioner in this section.
For the 1950s, Nellie fox was “Mr. Second Base” in the American League. A hustling, hard-nosed, two-way player, he was an All-Star a dozen times. Good thing he talked his parents into letting him try out for the Philadelphia A’s when he was only 16 years old.
Yogi Berra's good-natured charm concealed a deadly combination of power and accuracy in the batter's box. He won three Most Valuable Player Awards and he played in 14 World Series with the Yankees and Mets. Learn more about this great Hall of Fame hitter.
It is hard to believe that Mickey Mantle, the most feared hitter on the most successful baseball team in history, almost lost a leg due to a football injury and later admitted he was an alcoholic. Learn more about this Hall of Fame legend.
Richie Ashburn shared the spotlight with some of baseball's most famous players but was no less talented. He was a brilliant center fielder who recorded more than 6,000 putouts -- about 400 per year. Learn about this Hall of Fame outfielder.
Roy Campanella was a success from the day he arrived in Brooklyn in mid-1948. The stocky catcher had a rocket for an arm, a powerful bat and guided a legendary pitching staff to five pennants in 10 years. Read about his stats and the tragic end to his career.
The poor quality of his teams and the constant managerial changes that accompany failure did not dim Robin Roberts' ardor for pitching. He won 20 or more games each season from 1950 to 1955. Learn more about this Hall of Fame pitcher.
Willie Mays was a beautiful fielder, a tremendous power hitter, an outstanding thrower, a canny base runner, a huge drawing card, and a durable champion. Learn more about this legendary Hall of Fame outfielder.
Hank Aaron had to endure relentless riducule and scorn but he rose above it and became one of the greatest baseball players. The career of legendary baseball player Hank Aaron is presented here.
Whitey Ford has the best win record of any modern 200-game-winner. He used several pitches. Although some weren't legal, the threat that he fixed some balls kept hitters guessing. Learn more about this Hall of Fame pitcher complete with statistics.
Eddie Mathews is best remembered as teaming with Hank Aaron to form the Atlanta Braves' one-two punch that dominated the National League in the 1950s and the early 1960s.
Walter Alston managed the Dodgers over two cities and almost two decades. Alston helped to rebuild the Dodgers along the lines of a team that he wanted to manage, emphasizing speed, defense, and pitching. Learn more about this Hall of Fame manager.
Warren Giles turned down the job of Commissioner to become League president and managed some impressive changes. Many new stadiums and new stars entered the National League during Giles's administration. Learn more about this Hall of Famer.
Larry MacPhail was a boisterous, mercurial character with a huge voice and an ego to match. He became general manager of the Orioles and orchestrated one of the greatest trades in baseball history. He was selected to the Hall of Fame in 1998.
Frank Robinson holds two distinctions: He was the first player to win Most Valuable Player Awards in both leagues, and he was the first African-American manager in major-league baseball.
Luis Aparicio won nine consecutive stolen base titles a record that remains unbroken. During his 20-year career, Aparicio never performed for a single inning at any position other than shortstop. He was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1984.
Hoyt Wilhelm is famous for becoming the first relief pitcher to become inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame. He was the first pitcher to win an ERA crown without having ever pitched a complete game. Learn about the career of him here.
Hilton Smith earned his way into the Baseball Hall of Fame by amassing a 93-11 record from 1939 to 1942. One of his roles was as a long reliever to the great Satchel Paige. You can learn about baseball hall of famer Hilton Smith in this section.
For your baseball trivia fact collection, make note of Morgan Bulkeley, who served one year as the first president of the National League. See why he is without question the most obscure baseball personage in the Hall of Fame and also one of the most esteemed.
Ernie Banks' reputation as a goodwill ambassador should not obscure his great playing ability. He was a fine fielding shortstop and a power hitter who had an unbridled enthusiasm for the game of baseball.